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. >> reporter: gaza city's deserted streets came back to life today. weapons on both sides fell silent as the fragile cease-fire held. after eight days of living in fear, thousands of palestinians gathered in the city square to show support for hamas. you can feel the sense of relief here on the streets of gaza city today that the fighting is over. but hamas is declaring this a celebration of victory. and despite more than a week of suffering, that's exactly how people here see it. imad told us this latest fight against israel has united palestinians. >> we have a great victory here in gaza okay. we imposed our conditions on them, okay, because we fight them. >> reporter: hamas' prime minister ismail haniyeh, put it this way: he said, "i want to say to the palestinian people in gaza that the option of invading gaza after this victory is gone and will never return." israel's leaders would dispute that, but today their soldiers were pulling back from the border with gaza. at the same time, the israeli army chief of staff benny gantzed a stark warning. >> if gaza will stay quiet, if nothi
strong for generations to come. >>> a city manager goes above and beyond to keep his star players. the move that may have you talking to your boss. that's next. >>> this month secretary of state hillary clinton said the u.s. will join other countries to stop a killing frenzy in africa. elephants are being slaughtered at a record pace by gangs looking to get rich by selling their ivory tusks. our science correspondent of the nature conservancy found out that in kenya, desperate measures are being taken to save the elephants. >> this is mountain ball, a 6- ton living legend. he has evaded poachers many times before. now hunters are after him again for his massive tasks. >> if we can very quietly get to those trees. >> we chased him for more than an hour and finally he broke cover and there was a shot. not from a bullet, but a drug- filled dart. these hunters were government veterinarians. >> this magnificent bull elephant has had a lot of interaction with poachers. in one instance alone he's been shot eight times, and the slugs are still in his body but he has survived. now conserva
with police in cities across egypt, including alexandria and the capital. holly williams begins our coverage tonight in cairo. >> reporter: thousands of egyptians poured on to the streets, furious with the country's first democratically elected president. they accused mohamed morsi of behaving like a pharaoh, making a power grab by presidential decree. during the arab spring, egyptians came together on tahrir square to top it will country's long-time dictator hosni mubarak. today mr. morsi's critics clashed with his supporters while police fired tear gas canisters into the crowd. "he's saying that he's our god" said this protester. "he's made a mistake." and this woman said that after marching for freedom the country's ended up with a new dictator. in alexandria, an angry crowd stormed the offices at the muslim brotherhood from which president morsi draws his support. they ransacked the building and then set it on fire. from outside his presidential palace today, mr. morsi addressed the nation. he said the new measures are designed to cut through political gridlock. "it was allah's will that
here in cairo, but in several other cities there have been violent confrontations between president morsi's supporters and his opponents. >> pelley: is there any indication that all of this public demonstration is moving morsi to rescind his decree? >> reporter: well, if president morsi backs down now, that will be a big loss of prestige for him. but his opponents are clearly equally determined. and what that leaves us with is a stalemate and deep divisions in egypt's young democracy. >> pelley: a long way to go yet, holly, thank you very much. nearby in the middle east, the syrian dictatorship has been fighting for nearly a year and a half to put down a popular rebellion. 40,000 syrians are dead. it is rare for reporters to get into the battle zone, but our elizabeth palmer managed to make her way to the city of homs, one of the first places to rebel. more than half a million people lived there, but have a look at it now. it now. >> reporter: here's what's left when the battle moves on. just over a year ago, these desolate streets hummed with life. baby amr was a bustling ne babr a
'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer look, another strike came in. the bomb landed less than a hundred yards from us. residents scrambled for safety. our next stop was the hospital. there had been a number of explosions here in gaza this afternoon with casualties brought here to the hospital. we've heard reports that at least ten people have been killed in the last hour alone. they are all civilian, we're told, that's caused anger and outrage here in gaza city. hamas kept up its offensive too, firing more missiles into israel. and in the streets, militants shot dead six palestinians suspected of collaborating with israel one body was dragged through the street as people cheered. others packed up and fled as israeli warplanes dropped leaflets warning gazans to get out. hamas urged residents to ignore the warnings calling it psychological warfare. human rights activists said that despite the mounting casualties, hamas still has widespread support. >> i think if th
for militants. when we visited the next day, we saw a devastated area the size of a city block. it was once the biggest government office in gaza city. >> this building for medical, for photo, for bank. where is the problem for israelis? >> reporter: the israeli military also launched sustained attacks on military targets in rafah in the southern gaza strip. yet hamas militants kept firing their rockets into israel, too, right up until the very moment the cease-fire took effect. and tonight, the once-empty streets of gaza city erupted-- not with explosions but with the sounds of cheering, fireworks and celebratory gunfire. >> glor: charlie d'agata joins us now from gaza city. charlie, i wonder if you can talk about this. how has the mood changed since this announcement? >> reporter: jeff, it's difficult to convey the sense of relief that we have here tonight. for the past week or so, this place has been a ghost town, and for the past 24 hours we've seen some of the worst fighting. and now what we're seeing is the streets are filled with people. they're driving up and down, they're waving pa
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